Hi everyone and welcome to my page.
MY NAME IS DAN AND I AM VEGAN BECAUSE …
Just as the name of my page says, I am a vegan. A passionate vegan. I became a vegan over time. Growing up in Germany, it was very customary to eat meat. As a child, you don’t necessarily think too much about what you eat. As I grew older, little things along the way educated me in my way of consuming food.
As one of those little things, I remember a particular instance where I had dinner with a friend who was a vegetarian at the time. I ordered something vegetarian and in a way, I did so because of my friend. I didn’t want to make the dinner an uncomfortable experience for her. But this particular night also made me think about my choices. My friend didn’t even speak about anything vegetarian-related but I just had an epiphany that night. I realized what I have been eating for about 20 years of my life and I wanted to change that. So from that day on, I changed ‘cold turkey’ (what an inappropriately appropriate term for this matter) into being a vegetarian.
I have always been an animal lover, so I realized that it doesn’t make sense to eat them. I just never gave it a lot of thought until then. I gave it a lot more thought in recent years which is why I did a number of volunteer jobs for animal causes, like an elephant sanctuary and a stray dog pound in Thailand, the panda base in China and a wildlife sanctuary in Tasmania, Australia. Donating money and time for causes I believe in is very close of my heart.
After 15 years of being a vegetarian, 2018 marks the year of me making the complete switch to being a vegan. Again I had another epiphany when I came across a girl in Thailand who shares a mutual friend with me. She is also a passionate vegan. She educated me in a non-preachy manner about the dairy and egg industry. She opened my eyes and I am so thankful for that.
Becoming a vegan has been a life change that turned out to be one of the best I have ever done for myself. I feel the best I have ever felt. Mentally and physically.
YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE YOURSELF & THE WORLD.
Just like people have helped me realize (willingly or not) what benefits veganism can have, I want to share my experiences with you. I am hoping that you will be able to get a valuable lesson out of it. Or even just makes you think about your choices. I just want to make you aware of certain things. The animal cruelty that is involved is just one factor.
Connected to veganism, I also want to help people on their travels. I love traveling, And I know it can sometimes be difficult to find a vegan place to eat. I am happy to share my experiences with you to make you aware of places to go, things to do or not to do, and things to include in your life or things to leave out of your life.
I just think that while the world is getting better and people are getting more educated about the world and how it can be changed for the better, there is still a long path ahead of us. So I want to try to do my bit to help people find their way, their own path in life and help them with minor or major life choices that are not only benefiting them but also your immediate environment.
WHY I DO WHAT I DO.
As I am passionate about veganism, animals and the environment, my goals are essentially to make the world a little better. And you can help me with that. You can help me by listening to my stories and experiences. You can help me by making a choice within your lifestyle that’s relevant to you and the world, in particular animals and the environment. You can help me by reducing plastic waste, animal consumption and boycotting animal cruelty.
I want to do my bit to reduce animal cruelty by altering people’s everyday choices.
You will see products that I recommend on my site. I will mention here that 10% of every profit I make will go directly to a charity that I have been working for personally. As I said above, giving money to charity is a big part of me and it will be a big part of my page as well. I don’t want to make the page just about me but about the animals and causes that led me to who I am now and who I want to be in the future.
Animals are helpless creatures and are often faced with extinction these days. Why? Because of humans, the most dangerous species on Earth. I want to try to make a difference. Even just a little one. And you can help me do that by supporting this page and by supporting the products I will highlight on my page.
Thank you so much for being here with me.
If you ever need a hand or have a questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
Founder at dantheveganman.com